In Nigerian politics, when you withdraw your loyalty from a party and direct it to another they say you have crossed carpet.
I was reading about Judas Iscariot the other day and I looked at how smooth his ‘cross-carpeting / carpet crossing’ was.
But it did not just happen in one day.
He did not just wake up on the morning of the day he ended up betraying Jesus with a fresh decision to betray his master.
It was pre-meditated.
It was a gradual process.
He was the one that jump-started it all with his greed and covetousness.
It was fascinating to me when I read the part that talked about him being the one that went to the chief priests with a proposal for them to make a deal with them. He was going to betray his master at a cost.
“Deal or no deal?”, he must have asked as they signed the contract.
If you would share your salvation story today, would it be told with past tense or present continuous tense?
Are you still a child of God or you were?
The spirit of a man knows the intents of his heart. You will definitely know if your salvation is still intact or not.
You therefore can deceive people around you with that form of godliness that you carry around when in actual fact you are already straying away from the path of life but you cannot mock God.
Peter was also at the verge of loosing it but he didn’t. Why? God’s mercies are forever. And He is ever ready to take repentant people back.
The difference between Peter and Judas was the fact that Peter knew when to apply the brakes on his top speed journey towards damnation.
This is a shout out to you, friend, to check yourself and terminate the contract you have signed with the world.
Peradventure you have just began to stretch your arms into the world or your heart is just beginning to wander into the world while the rest of your body is still resident in God’s kingdom. Or you have even relocated completely into the world.
No matter what your case may be, please make a U-turn and return to your first love. It is never too late to have a change of mind.
Stop the compromise.
Choose, this day, who you will serve- God or devil.
The Lord awaits your homecoming. His arms are wide open, ready to receive you.
Ponder ye on these things
-OMOSEBI Mary Omolola